Pontins Brean Sands Holiday Park, Brean Sands , Somerset

Pontins Brean Sands Holiday Park, Brean Sands , Somerset
  • RLSS UK NPLQ 9th Gen - Brean - March
    16/03/2020 - 20/03/2020
    8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
  • RLSS UK NPLQ 9th Gen - Brean - May
    11/05/2020 - 15/05/2020
    8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
  • RLSS UK NPLQ 9th Gen - Brean - June
    22/06/2020 - 26/06/2020
    8:30 AM - 5:45 PM

Location

Venue:  

Venue Website:

Address:
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2RJ, United Kingdom

How do I become a lifeguard?

Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites  

Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • Jump / dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits

Course content

The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

Section 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision
Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
Element 1 – Intervention and Rescue
Element 2 – Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
Element 3 – Emergency Action Plan

Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid
Element 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Element 2 – First Aid
Element 3 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

About the assessment

Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the end of the course. It determines your knowledge and understanding of the principles of working as a pool lifeguard and assesses your ability to apply the skills and knowledge in a work-related environment.

The assessment is split into three sections:

  • Practical pool assessment
  • Theory Assessment for all 3 sections – Multiple Choice questions.
  • Practical First Aid & CPR assessment

Please ensure when registering this course that you are able to complete the pre-Requisites.

Attending the lifeguard course will potentially lead to a lifeguard jobs with the Pontins Holidays Parks in Somerset at either the Pontins Brean Sands or Pontins Sand Bay in Weston- Super- Mare.

If you attend a course elsewhere and are interested in Lifeguard Jobs please contact us.

If you have any further questions please contact us.